Most of my travels have taken me overseas and only a few times have I traveled around the United States. My “close to home” travels usually involve a surfing trip or a snowboarding trip, which doesn’t involve too many flights. Some of these trips are day trips and some are weekend trips. Because ‘bathroom essentials’ seemed to be where I had to make the most adjustment when it came to my zero waste journey, I thought I’d go over what I usually carry in my travel bath bag.
For the sink space area, I pack my:
- Bamboo toothbrush
- Dental pick
- Dental floss (packaged in a paper container)
- 1/2 bar of soap (I cut my normal sized bars and bring it along)
- Deodorant crystal
- Collapsible stainless steel cup
- 2.0 oz. bottle of lotion
- 2.0 oz. bottle of baking soda
For the shower area, I pack my:
- 3.0 oz bottle of Shampoo/conditioner
- Pumice stone
- Empty stainless steel water bottle (missing from picture)
For the “In case” situations, I pack my:
- Diva Cup
- Shewee With Extension
I use the bar of soap for the sink area and the shower area, it seems to travel back and forth during my travels. I don’t mind mostly because I shower at night anyway and so I only move it over when I need it. I actually bring along a concentrated amount of my shampoo and conditioner and I also back an extra, empty, stainless steel water bottle to dilute it into. This way, I can definitely have enough shampoo & conditioner for longer trips.
I use the squeezable travel tubes from GoToob by Humangear. I chose these because they have built in labels that can be rotated and changed per use, as well as the large opening. These tube are made of silicone and are very durable. The large opening allows the owner to change out the product or add more product in easily . It also makes for cleaning the inside of these tube easier as well.
The other items missing from this series of images are my epilator and makeup. (I’ll post what is in my make-up bag in a later post). Those are items I just pack separately. I don’t need much when it comes to bathroom travel supplies, mostly because this is the equivalent to what I use at home. All in all this bathroom bag is sufficient enough for me to be satisfied when I’m traveling. It’s a simple bag and definitely not many essentials, but these items seems to satisfy my needs and bathroom routine when traveling.
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